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Old 11-03-2015, 07:57 PM   #51
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:14 AM   #52
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I talked to one transmission shop one time and he said that with the right
key combination you could force the trans to upshift into sixth gear but only
on certain md3060s. Does yours have sixth gear opened up? Just ran mine up
the freeway yesterday and 2000 rpm puts me at 65 mph in 5th gear.
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Old 11-04-2015, 05:54 AM   #53
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I talked to one transmission shop one time and he said that with the right
key combination you could force the trans to upshift into sixth gear but only
on certain md3060s. Does yours have sixth gear opened up? Just ran mine up
the freeway yesterday and 2000 rpm puts me at 65 mph in 5th gear.
Might just be easier to get in touch with Allison and get their authorization to get 6th unlocked
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Old 11-04-2015, 07:33 AM   #54
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I will have to look into that.

But the allison shop is close by and have a friend of a friend working there, so once this thing gets painted, off to the shop I go. Well unless I can find the key combo.

I am glad it was something stupid and an easy fix though.
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Old 11-04-2015, 07:35 AM   #55
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Looking for info on changing the regulator type on a leece type alternator. I want to change it from self excite fixed voltage to remote sense. Is it as easy as replacing the regulator, or is there internals that need to be changed?
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:37 AM   #56
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PM comin' your way for owner's manual. I have pretty much the exact same bus.

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Old 11-04-2015, 02:08 PM   #57
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Looking for info on changing the regulator type on a leece type alternator. I want to change it from self excite fixed voltage to remote sense. Is it as easy as replacing the regulator, or is there internals that need to be changed?
If your bus was mechanical, I could answer that.

However, your bus has a computer. So hopefully someone else will know the answer to your question.

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Old 11-04-2015, 08:52 PM   #58
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If your bus was mechanical, I could answer that.

However, your bus has a computer. So hopefully someone else will know the answer to your question.

Nat
Nat,

I think it would be the same, or am I missing something. I want dual alts eventually, and would purchase a controller for both. I would like to keep the alternators internal regulation system though, just make it the remote sense type for the external controller. It would be nice to run a split unit ac off an inverter going down the road and not taxing a single alt too much or running the generator.
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Old 05-31-2016, 07:32 PM   #59
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Its been a while since I posted. We moved from NJ to NH, new jobs and all that good stuff. Rock My Soul has been sitting at a friends shop for a while. Just got new batteries and all the goodies for an oil change. The belt tensioner (Fenner drive) for the fan belt had a stripped bolt and would not hold properly, luckily ebay had one for a great price. Pretty weird tensioner though. We put some 4'' round LED lights in place of the old turn and brake lights. The front turn signal lights were a nightmare, as the panels were thick steel. Tried everything and ended up needing a plasma cutter to get it done. We are trying to get the rv windows cut in and some bracing welded in to screw the windows to Next time we go back down. We have 5 gallons of Sherwin Williams black auto paint and 2 gallons of epoxy primer ( mostly for the galvanized metal), what ever is left will be used on the bus panels. NH was awesome for registering the bus . Hopefully be driving it up to NH in a month or so.
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Its been a while since I posted. We moved from NJ to NH, new jobs and all that good stuff.

NH was awesome for registering the bus . Hopefully be driving it up to NH in a month or so.
Good to hear about NH! I will be moving to Keene in a year or so and hope to have a bus by then to bring with me.
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